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♪ ♪ >> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, september 27, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the nfl makes a deal to bring real referees back on the field. >> we'll ask senator john mccain what romney should be doing. the turbulence continues on american and now the airline is threatening to take its pilots to court to put an end to the flight cancellations. >> we begin with a look at today's "eye-opener," your world in 90 seconds. standing ovation, the league reaps a deal wednesday night with the officials association. let's have a simultaneous smile. >> the nfl and league officials end the three-month lockout. >> the regular referees will be on the field starting with
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thursday night's game. >> the deal, which must be ratified by the union, will happen on friday. >> the media has finally taken a stand on an issue on this day and said let's bring our boys home! >> i want to see us export more jobs -- export more products, excuse me. i was channeling my opponent there for a second. >> the obama campaign engaged in character assassination. >> oh, sure. they completely misrepresent my point of view. today at the united nations, benjamin netanyahu will issue dire warning on the nuclear program. >> hundreds of passengers endure a frightening landing, it straightened out as the train touched down. a dying man's tip may lead to the final resting place of jimmy hoffa. police will drill beneath concrete in suburban detroit. it shows a teenager aiming a rocket launcher.
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june finally comes to an end tonight. jeff glor is here with how things unfolded. good morning. >> good morning. monday night with the final impetus. this is an eight-year deal and the commissioner says the real refs will be on the field for tonights browns-ravens game. after three weeks of agonizing officiating. >> touchdown! >> reporter: it got worse, not better. culminating in monday night's mess in seattle, it's over. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. >> seahawks win! >> reporter: in the end it was two days of marathon sessions between negotiators for the referees union including roger goodell and a federal mediator that did it. the nfl tweeted late wednesday night the deal was done. >> after week one when there were no incidents they thought they would squeak by and in the last few days you will see where it has become a dominant sport.
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>> reporter: they were able to hash out a few key differences. on retirement benefit, it maintains the current pension plan through 2016 or 20 years of service while transitioning new hires to 401(k)-style plans. earlier wednesday there was an agreement on the league's demand for alternate referees available on standby in order to potentially bench current referees for poor performance. the agreement crow creates a stable for modified refs and for training only, not for subbing out. it increases from $149,000 now to $173,000 topping out at $205,000 on average by 2019. >> at a labor negotiation neither side is completely pure. i think it understands when it's starting to lose the battle for the hearts and minds. >> the deal must still be technically ratified and that's expected to be a formality this weekend. in the end it should be noted
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what the referee's got does not differ enormously from what they were asking for just recently leaving some to wonder why wasn't this avoided. this extended delay. the answer, some owners were especially dug in. that position became far less tenable especially after monday. charlie? nora? >> thank you. with us lynn zinser columnist for "the new york times" and james brown, host of "nfl today." is this a deal in which one event pushed the nfl to make a deal that they weren't prepared to make earlier? >> oh, absolutely. certainly the ending of monday night's game was the pivotal point in getting this done, but it was really only the tipping point. what had happened was a blown call aside, the replacement ref had lost control of the game. i think that players weren't respecting them.
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they were trying to get rid of all kinds of stuff. it was like kids with a substitute teacher and things were spiralling out of control before monday night's game and then that was just the last straw and with everybody coming out against the situation, they just couldn't go through this for one more weekend. >> j.b., can you hear me? >> yes, i can, charlie. good morning, charlie and nora. >> what can you add to the deal? >> like the way lynn characterized it, she's absolutely correct. especially on the point of game administration, maintaining control. there was way too much chippiness out on the field and you have a field full of glad yarts out there and if the officials were not able to maintain control, this thing could have gotten grossly out of hand very soon. >> j.b., it's nora here. how did they misjudge for these referees, these replacement referees so badly? >> you know, nora, i have to believe that the league approached this with a great amount of trepidation even at
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the beginning. if you've ever seen an nfl rule book it is like getting a ph.d and there is no way from a pool of talent of replacement officials and replacing, some in the high school and some in the lingerie football league and there was no way they can display the kind of competence oat field that the nfl officials have. >> nfl owners pressuring roger goodell to get this done before thursday night because our brand is being eroded. >> i think, first of all, the fans and the whole community pressure to get this done. this was the perfect storm of people coming together and saying this just can't happen anymore. so certainly the owners were going to feel it, but everybody was feeling it. i mean, when does the entire nfl media rally around one point so strongly? that just doesn't happen especially against a league, you know, everybody loves the nfl. it's such a popular league and to have everything roaring in
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one direction against them. that's just never happened. >> here's an interesting idea. the refs and them more part of the nfl community. you have owners. you have fans. you have players and now the refs bear an appreciation of what they bring. j.b.? >> you know, charl e they've always been appreciated, but make no mistake about it and they are some of the most competent officials in the sport globally. while the fans may greet them with a standing ovation later tonight and the players and coaches will be glad to have them back. somewhere in the first quarter with the first blown call they will be booed. this is an oxymoron, but they will be lovingly booed, as well. >> lovingly booed. >> lynn, thank you very much. j.b., thank you. >> thank you, charlie and nora. both president obama and governor mitt romney will be there. recent polls in virginia show the president with a slight edge, but in two of the
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battleground states ohio and florida, the latest cbs news poll shows romney falling behind. as jan crawford reports, some are calling for their cashed at to pick up the pace. jan? >> that's right. conservatives are starting to get anxious when they look at some of those polls. i didn't pick up any of that. i did an interview with romney and none of that was measured and he skipped several chances to land blows and he said he had harsh words for the president, but he said i'm not going to play that game. >> this is a campaign not about character assassination, even though that's what's come from the obama camp by and large. >> character assassination. ? >> yea. >> has the obama kampen gauged in character assassination. >> they tried to completely misrepresent my point of view and the american people are interested in who will make their lives better. >> reporter: romney supporters are imploring him to be more aggressive. >> get tough!
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>> we hear this over and over from your conservative supporters, be more aggressive. >> i'm going to be who i am and describe why i think i'm the person that will become the next president of the united states and how my policies will make life better for american families. >> reporter: romney has had trouble getting that message across. the obama campaign is far outspending him in advertising and swing states and the media conservatives say is bias against them and in our interview romney declined to take what would be an easy shot. >> do you think the mainstream media is in the tank for president obama? >> we have free press and they're able to provide their perspectives based on their beliefs. there are people more on my camp and a lot of people more on his camp and i don't worry about that. >> reporter: campaigning wednesday in ohio, president obama had no trouble being critical of his opponent and evening converting a verbal misstep to an attack on romney.
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>> i want to see us export more jobs -- export more products, excuse me. i was i was channeling my opponent there for a second. >> reporter: now the president is out with another new ad today and it looks almost like he's trying to one-up romney. romney had a new ad yesterday where he's talking directly to voters, making his case and today the president adds a very similar format. >> jan crawford, thank you. there is a new controversy over the attack on the american consulate in benghazi. secretary of state hillary clinton seemed to suggest for the first time that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the american ambassador to libya, but this morning the state department is saying hold on a moment. our good friend is here with us and margaret, this is an example where the state department does not like a story that is on the front page of the papers today. >> they do not. the secretary of state gave a
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speech about mali. two references to al qaeda and the group, and because of that "the new york times" wrote this story saying she is linking the two. senior aides to the secretary of state say she absolutely does not have the evidence to assert that link right now. remember, the fbi has to make the determination. they're still not in benghazi. the state department will say, though, that al qaeda called aqim very active in the region and they're up in arms coming from mali into libya and this is one of the countries where you have a new government that isn't fully in control of the area. >> they don't have the evidence and waiting for the fbi to investigate and do they have anything that suggests there might be a link? >> they don't say that they have evidence either way. what they do know and will talk about is that one of the extremist groups in the area who is believed to be behind this, but they still do not have the evidence to assert that at this
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point may have some relationship with al qaeda. they just can't say either way. the fbi has to go and do this investigation and they have the accountability review board that hasn't begun its investigation yet and we might get the results going into congress until the spring. >> good to see you. with us, arizona senator john mccain. let me ask this question, you knew the ambassador, admired the ambassador. what do you worry about here and the fact that there seems to be an inability to find out what happened, was it spontaneous or was there some plan? >> to start with, charlie, it was just unbelievable that secretary rice -- excuse me, ambassador rice and secretary clinton and white house spokesmen and others would say that this was a spontaneous attack. we say, come on, honey, bring
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your mortars we're going a spontaneous demonstration. it was obvious. it was obvious that this was a planned attack that they carried heavy weapons, mortars, rpgs and, clearly, it was not a demonstration nor was it a result of a hateful video. >> if it was obvious why doesn't the administration say that? >> i don't know. some allege that maybe it's because they're trying to convey to the american people that al qaeda is no longer a threat, but when osama bin laden left that was the case, but the reality is that al qaeda is well and thriving in some places including iraq, including in syria where there's more and more of those kinds of people coming in, including mali and including other parts of the middle east. and it's just disgraceful that we would say that an attack such
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as this on space was a result of a demonstration. >> disgraceful is a strong word to use, senator. you've never shied away from using strong words. >> i never have. >> how can you say that you know -- >> how can you say when there's an attack with mortars and heavy weapons. >> is libya awash -- >> anybody who understands warfare, anybody who has the fundamental understanding of warfare knows that that's not a spontaneous demonstration. that's how, nora. >> as you know -- is libya awash with weapons? >> yes, it is. >> what susan wright said over a number of the shows over the weekend that i know you criticized. >> i was on just after her so i know what she said she said they had no evidence that it was a spontaneous demonstration. how can you say that when mortar and heavy weapons are used and it's a result of a spontaneous
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demonstration. it's not the video. it's the islamists using the video, nora. >> and do you believe that al qaeda is behind the attack? >> i think this was an orchestrated attack. clearly, the organization that was heavily involve side involved with extremist organizations and so i can't say exactly, but it's clear that there is a connection between these people and to say that it was a spontaneous demonstration is really beyond belief. it shows a fundamental misunderstanding not only of warfare, but of what's going on in that part of the world. >> it certainly raises the issue of having to make these embassies more secure. we have to turn to politics. >> can i say, it is an obligation to host country and it is our obligation to assess and from his diaries, chris stevens was concerned about that. >> one of the things that's going on now is they're looking
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into al qaeda's influence in mali and they're concerned about that here. politics. >> politics. >> you've been there. >> you had to bring that up. >> remember? does the romney campaign, is it in trouble? does it need to do something different than it's doing? >> well, i think it's obvious that there are ups and downs in these campaigns. >> but time's running out, isn't it? >> well, obviously time marches on and we're looking forward to the debates, as you know, and there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign there which is, by the way, the most vicious i have ever observed as far as their attacks on mitt romney are concerned, but politics isn't going away, but i think we're going to keep moving with one foot ahead of the other and i would be talking about this failed foreign policy
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whether it be in iraq, whether it's disintegrating or in afghanistan where we can no longer equip and train afghan soldiers and iran where the biggest problem seems to be the united states and israel and not between israel and the united states and the iranians. >> do you think he should be talking about foreign policy than about the economy and jobs? >> i think he should do both, particularly in light of the tragic death of ambassador stevens. >> good to have you here. >> thanks for having me on. we want to turn to some of the headlines from the morning papers around the globe "the financial times" reports about the financial crisis in spain. spain announces budget cutbacks. on wednesday they will protest outside the spanish parliament for the second day in a row. political turmoil is causing spanish stocks to nosedive. britain's "guardian" reports on massive new demonstrations in greece. protester his violent confrontations with police as they oppose new wage and pension
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cuts. this morning the greek finance minister said the government has agreed on an austerity budget for next year. "usa today" finds income is growing much faster in republican-leaning red states. personal incomeome in those 23 states has risen 4.6% since the recession began five years ago. in democratic-leaning blue states income is only up 0.5%. "the wall street journal" reports firms are overhauling, and they're allowing them to choose their medical coverage from an online marketplace. they say it will give workers more control over hea
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more american airline flights are arriving late or not taking off at all. the airline is threatening to take pilots to court. this morning we'll ask a company spokesman if passengers should take a chance on flying american. and six years ago a young player's big-league career began and ended in one moment. >> and here's greenberg. >> he got hit in the head on the very first pitch. we'll show you why adam greenberg is trying to get back to the majors and why a dedicated group of fans is helping him online on "cbs this morning." helping him online on cbs "this morning". sure wish you guys would bring layaway back. actually... that way i could split my payments into little bite-size chunks. i mean you feel me right? yeah.
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tonight and administrator from the album a middle school will meet with parents to address the recent arrest of a sixth grade teacher. the 28 road was taken into custody on suspicion of committing a lewd act with a former student. as early as tonight the nfl regular referees will return to action. the association in the league with a tentative deal last night. it gives the officials at a gradual pace racist and tweaks the pension system. ,,,,,,,,
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landing gear appears normal. >> does not appear to be normal. appears as you were landing, nose is straightening out. stop whenever you like. >> drama there at kennedy airport. a flight from brazil made an emergency landing yesterday. as you heard the landing gear was twisted sideways but straightened out just before the plane landed and no one was hurt. welcome to cbs "this morning." american airlines cancelled more than 700 flights since mid-september. it blamed labor dispute with its pilots. on wednesday american warned the pilots that the airline may take their union to court. >> that threat came in a letter sent just a few hours after the pilots union agreed to resume tion against the pilots union
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could stall negotiations. turbulent would be a good way to describe the past few weeks for american airlines. this month's on time arrivals have dropped below 60%, down from the carriers monthly average of 82%. and since september 16th, the airline has cancelled more than 700 flights. passengers like harry roberson whose outgoing flight was cancelled last week are concerned. >> we need to look at another airline. >> reporter: the airline say the hiccups are due to pilots calling in sick and there's a
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spike in maintenance work orders by pilots. however american says it's all part of a work action sparked by labor problems. >> there's absolutely no job action that is being orchestrated or sanctioned or being led by the pilots union. >> reporter: last month a bankruptcy court seeking to trim labor costs by $1 billion gave the airline permission to throw out an existing contract with its pilots. this after the union refused to give concessions on a new contract. >> bankruptcy allows the corporation to extort concessions. >> reporter: last week pilots took to the pickett lines. while pilots and american are in a stalemate, flight attendants and mick anybody unions have come to terms with the airline. those two unions have very little confidence in the company. >> obviously there was very poor decision-making. i don't believe american can survive this. >> reporter: if and when the parties go back to the table
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remains to be seen. american airlines says it will emerge from bankruptcy protection with or without a renegotiated pilots contract. charlie and norah. >> they'd of the pilots union told american pilots this week please conduct yourselves as the professionals that you are. bruce hicks joins us now at dfw airport. good morning. is your airline losing credibility so that people should ask themselves should i be flying american? >> charlie, first i want to say to our customers that we sincerely apologize for all of the disruptions and that they've been through over the past two weeks. this is not the way american airlines runs an airline. for our customers we had more than an 80 year history of our customers having confidence in us and continue to have confidence in us. these issues will not continue. they cannot continue. they are unacceptable and we understand that our customers are upset. they should be.
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>> bruce, i mean you know we've got 701 flights cancelled since september 16th. on time performance at 58%. i know you're apologizing to customers but people are busy, they are going to say and think twice about flying american. what do you do in in? >> we have reached out to the pilots union yesterday and asked them in electronic terms to help put a top some of the actions by some of our pilots. some not all. if that's not successful, if the operation is not running smoothly we've left no recourse but to seek injunktive relief. >> you're threatening legal action. your blaming the pilots for the problem >> there's no question that some of our pilots are doing things that are disruptive to our operation or harmful to our customers and in fact, on all the employees of the company but
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most importantly to our customers. we can't sustain this. we can't allow this to continue. we won't allow to it continue. >> what are the pilots doing? >> well there's any number of things. most of them are the maintenance write ups at the last minute oftentimes just as the door close. different things that create delays. some of the delays are caused by insignificant things like broken coffee pots or broken passenger reading lights or torn seat pockets. we've had a huge increase in the number of complaints within the cockpit things like the lights not bright enough. those are up more than twice. complaints about cockpit wind shields -- yes ma'am. >> the union, the pilots union insists there's no job action being orchestrated or sanctioned by the union but it's also worth noting that the pilots have been working without a contract since 2003. should there be a contract with
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the pilots? there's a failure to come to an agreement that toledo this pain for customers. >> american has been committed to having consensual agreements with all of our labor groups. has always done that. >> but nine years is a long time. >> we have in fact contracts recently reached with our flight attendants union and transport union workers. we have a tentative agreement with the board of directors of the pilots union. unfortunately it didn't ratify. but it was an agreement that, in fact, that would provide the company the cost savings necessary for successful restructuring and provide our pilots with a solid agreement going forward. but that didn't ratify. >> suppose there's a merger between u.s. air and american what impact would that have? >> well, i can tell you that american is taking a careful look at strategic alternatives to our tanned alone plan. we've signed nondisclosure agreements with several organizations including u.s.
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airways. but we're not going to talk about the specifics of those at this point. >> bruce hicks, thank you very i've been a superintendent for 30 some years at many different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter.
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imagine this. you get all the way to the major leagues and the minute you take the field your career is over. it really happened to one player. fans have start ad no bring him back to home plate. mark, good morning. >> reporter: this is a story for anyone who has ever want ad second chance. at a major missed opportunity.
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adam green had a career unlike any other player in major league baseball history. adam greenberg lives for his next at-bat. he plays for israel's national team trying to connect with a stolen dream. so many kids chase the dream of major league baseball. was that new >> yeah. of course. as far back as i can remember, it was the dream of playing and being on that diamond and playing in a game and, you know, winning a game and that was the dream. that was the vision. >> reporter: he starred at the university of north carolina. in 2002 the chicago cubs drafted him in the ninth round. then july 9th, 2005, a cubs marlins game in miami. greenberg called up from the minors pitch hit against valerio de los santos. his first big league at-bat. he was 24. >> i was beyond excited. had some nerves, of course.
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but trying to keep the composure of the task at hand. >> all your athletic life had been preparing for that moment. >> correct. >> reporter: adam greenberg's major career lasted all of one pitch. >> here's greenberg. look out. he got hit in the head. >> reporter: a 92 mile-per-hour fast ball had hit him square on the back of his head. >> man. hate to see that. certainly hope the young man is okay. >> i remember feeling it hit my skull. and i remember grabbing it instantly, feeling like i was holding it together. in my mind my head split open and i grabbed it to hold it together. i went to the ground immediately. my eyes rolled to the back of my head. i couldn't control them for the first time in my life and i was scared to death, bottom line. >> did you think it was over? >> i was trying to tell myself just stay alive. that's the only thing i was thinking. >> reporter: he had a concussion. fought vertigo for a year and a
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half. suffered migraines, vision problems and depression. he bounced around the minors for the next six seasons but never got another big league moment. it's hard to get rid of the idea that somebody snatched your dream away from you as it got within an arm's reach. >> greatest moment and time in my life was matched at the exact same time by the worst thing that could possibly happen. >> didn't have time to duck. >> a chicago cubs fanatic was haunted by watching greenberg's terrible at-bat. he launched a nationwide campaign in august to get any major league team to give greenberg one more at-bat. more than 22,000 people have signed a petition. >> it doesn't count as an official at-bat so that's why we want to do this campaign to give him the official at-bat it deserves. at-bat that he earned. >> looking good.
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>> i feel good. >> reporter: we were in florida as they metaphor the first time. greenberg says liston reenergized him. >> can't wait to be there in a big league ballpark and have you step up to the plate. >> you're 31 years old. that's not 41 but it's not 21. >> correct. >> how long can you chase this dream? >> i'm 31 going on 22, though. so i always like to make that clear. the dream of continuing to play as long as i have in my heart, to put a time cap on it, i mean how do you do that? >> reporter: for both these guys it's bigger than
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administrators from albany middle school will meet with parents tonight to discuss the rest of the six great teacher. the 28 year-old was taken into custody yesterday on suspicion of committing a lewd act with a former student. katrine of bushels plan a news tied news conference to announce the funding allocation for an approved signaling system. the product is in connection with the high-speed rail project.,,,,
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♪ it is 8:00 a.m., good morning, everybody, and welcome back to "cbs this morning." the nfl ends the lockout. so the regular referees will be back on the field tonight. and did da vinci actually paint two mona lisas? we'll show you the painting that has everyone talking. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world. and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." certainly the ending of monday night's game was the pivotal point in getting this done. >> after three weeks of outrage over the replacement referees, the nfl and regular refs agree overnight on a tentative contract. >> what the referees got does not appear to differ enormously from what they were asking for just recently, leading some to wonder, why wasn't this avoided? >> the players and coaches will
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be glad to have them back. somewhere in the first quarter with the first blown call, they will be booed. the race for the white house shifts to virginia today. some republicans are calling for their candidate to pick up the pace. >> we hear this over and over there your conservative supporters, be more aggressive. >> i'm going to be who i am and describe why i think i'm the person that's going to become the next president of the united states. >> you have to give the president credit for the campaign they're running, which is, by the way, the most vicious that i have ever observed. the landing gear was twisted sideways, but it straightened out just before the plane landed. >> the greatest moment and time of my life was matched at the exact same time by the worst thing that could possibly happen. an airline in asia announced it's selling seats in what they call the quiet zone where babies are not allowed. the people most likely to purchase seats in the quiet zone are businessmen and parents of babies.
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i'm charlie rose with gayle king and nora o'donnell. the replacement referees are out. regular officials will be back tonight at the browns/ravens game in baltimore. they reached a deal overnight that follows two days of marathon talks and three weeks of controversy over mistakes by the replacement refs. >> the eight-year agreement increases the average salary from $149,000 a year to $205,000 in 2019. it also settles a dispute over referees' pensions. this morning james brown of the nfl today told us fans and players will be glad to have the regular refs back. then it will be back to business as usual. >> they always have been appreciated, but make no mistake about it, they are some of the most competent officials in any sport globally. however, while the fans may well greet them with a standing ovation later tonight, the players and coaches will be glad to have them back, somewhere in the first quarter with the first
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blown call, even with the most competent officials, they will be booed. this is an oxymoron, but they will be lovingly booed as well. >> and both president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in the battleground state of virginia today after courting voters in ohio wednesday. a new nationwide gallup poll of registered voters shows the president leading romney 50-44%. jan crawford caught up with romney wednesday as he faced new pressure from republicans to get tougher. >> good morning. romney really has taken some hits in the polls, and conservatives, his supporters, are really getting anxious. they're starting to get nervous that time is running out. i had a chance to talk to him yesterday before a big rally in ohio. and i picked up none of that from romney, no kind of anxiety, no nervousness. he looked very measured like someone who is going to stay the course, stay on message. he talked a lot about the debate, and that's a chance for the american people to kind of see his message and also for him to show what he says is some false attacks by the president.
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he had some pretty harsh words for the president, too, and his campaign. take a listen to that. >> this is a campaign not about character assassination, even though i think that's what's come from the obama camp, by and large. >> reporter: character assassination? >> yeah. >> has the obama campaign engaged in character assassination? >> sure. i think they try and completely misrepresent my point of view as well as the reason i'm in the race. i think fundamentally the american people are interested in who's going to make their lives bet per >> the president and romney were both in ohio yesterday, and today they're in another swing state at the same time, virginia. they're both campaigning there today as they're kind of going head to head on the campaign trail. but this is almost the critical moment for romney to get this campaign to focus his campaign, to get it going as his supporters say. and he believes he can do that. i mean, that is the sense i had from him, from his advisers. they believe they're going to win this thing. charlie, nora? gayle? authorities are following a new tip on jimmy hoffa to a
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driveway they're detroit. a man says he believes he saw the longtime teamsters boss being buried there 25 years ago. investigators will take soil samples tomorrow. he was last seen july 30th, 1975, outside a sur suburban detroit restaurant. there has been speculation he was buried under the old giants stadium in new jersey or thrown into a florida swamp. it's a tough decision, when should older drivers stop driving? a new study shows doctors can play a significant role. researchers in canada found that when doctors tell patients they may not be fit to drive or when they tell the dmv, there's a drop in serious crash injuries. most of the patients in the study were more than 60 years old. it is unclear if those patients drove lessor just more carefully. in the u.s., it's estimated that 600,000 older drivers hand over their keys every year. a group in switzerland plans to unveil a portrait today claiming it is an earlier
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version of the mona lisa painted by leonardo da vinci. it's similar to the mona lisa hanging in the louver. skeptics say it is unlikely to be the real thing, primarily because the portrait was painted on canvas. and leonardo preferred wood. and this morning scientists are taking stock of the oceans and finding some amazing things. as mark phillips reports, french researchers say they found 1.5 million previously unknown species. >> reporter: it's a big expedition looking at some of the world's smallest but most important creatures. the terra is a sailing research vessel that has just completed a 21-year, 70,000-mile voyage looking for plankton, the microscopic creatures at the bottom of the food chain whose role is messivassive. >> they create oxygen, so
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incredibly important on the scale, and they take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. >> reporter: they collected sea water and found, they say, about 1.5 million species of plankton, twice the number previously known. they found something else, too. minute shreds of plastic. in fact, they found more plastic than plankton, especially in the a antarctic. >> we thought that areas like the antarctic were very pristine, being very isolated far away from humanity. the fact that we found plastic debris down there in terms of tens of thousands of pieces per square kilometer is really very sad because td because this is hang around for thousands of years. >> reporter: the state of the world's oceans and the tiniest creatures in it may determine whether the planet can sustain life for the rest of its creatures including us. for "cbs this morning," i'm mark phillips in london.
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the modern tomato looks better than it tastes. some growers believe it makes no sense at all. we'll take you to a festival where old-style tomatoes, who knew there was an old-style tomato, get a lot more respect. we'll explain on "cbs this morning" after the break. after the break. ♪
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do you mind if i ask you a lot of dumb american questions? >> fire away. >> when was the magna carta signed? >> the magna carta was signed in 1215. >> 1215. >> the literal translation was what, you have magna --
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>> again, you're testing me. >> boy, it would be good if you knew this. >> yeah, well, it would be. >> did you see "the king's speech"? >> the film? >> yes. >> yes. >> you sound like the guy in the film. are you popular? >> not very popular at the moment. >> really? that's where you want to be. this is exactly where you want to be. >> david cameron, nice job with david letterman. >> yeah. he played well on that show. >> he did. you never know when you go on letterman. things happen there. elementary, my dear watson, but he never had this dr. watson with him until now this morning. there's dr. watson, also known as lucy liu about taking over that classic role in the new tv drama, it's called "elementary." >> you think peter greenberg is talking her ear off in there? >> yes, he's very chatty, that peter. >> lucy liu, we'll come rescue you in a minute. right now it is time for
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this morning's -- that seemed to get a laugh out of everybody -- it's time now for this morning's "healthwatch" with dr. holly phillips. >> good morning. today in "healthwatch," less exercise, more weight loss. we've long known that exercise is a big part of maintaining a healthy weight. but when it comes to losing weight, a new study shows exercise can help, but only when it's not too little or too much. researchers divided a group of men in their 20s and 30s into three groups. the first group did no exercise at all. the second group completed moderate daily 30-minute workouts of jogging, cycling and other aerobic activity. they burned 300 calories in the process. now, the final group did strenuous hour-long workouts and burned 600 calories each time. after 13 weeks, the no exercise group lost no weight. on the other hand, the extreme exercisers lost about five pounds each. but the group that fared best were the moderate exercisers,
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losing seven pounds by the end of the study. experts suggest that more moderate exercise allows people to burn calories without feeling the need to eat more. too much exercise can cause excessive hunger and feeling so fatigued afterwards, that the rest of the day is sedentary. so don't be discouraged by the lightest workout. every little bit helps. i'm dr. holly phillips. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by new improved dove deep moisture wash. now with our gentlest cleansers ever. gentlest cleansers ever. this test paper [ fe] was designed to react like your skin. if other body washes can strip this paper, imagine how harsh they can be to your skin. oh my gosh. [ female announcer ] new dove is different. its new breakthrough formula changes everything with the blend of gentle cleansers and nourishing nutrium moisture. so what do you think now? definitely switching to dove. [ female announcer ] this is new. this is different. this is care.
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tomatoes are big business, americans buy more than $2 billion every year. to keep them on the shelves all year round growers have changed how they look and taste. >> now there's a movement to bring back tomatoes. >> you say tomatoes, i say
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tomatoes. >> here's john blackstone. >> i got a lot of tomatoes ready to be picked. ready to be picked right now. >> reporter: as larry wagner carries the last of the summer's bounty from his northern california garden, he is in a way harvesting history. >> i have the family garden plot that my grandmother originally planted vegetable gardens in every year and when i was a kid i would go out and pick and weed and water. >> reporter: he's gone back to the fields to try to recapture a memory from his childhood. flavor of home grown tomato. >> i love this tomato. always been a huge difference between any home grown tomato and store bought tomato. i buy store bought tomatoes in the winter and they are not really, like them. >> reporter: using seeds developed a century ago he's cultivated his own crop of heir loom tomatoes. he's hoping they will be a hit with judges at the annual heir loom tomato contest.
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>> for me this is the best one so far. >> it's that wow factor. >> reporter: they taste tomatoes as carefully as they would a fine wine. in this contest the tomatoes that taste like it came from the supermarket goes nowhere. >> i would say yeah. probably store bought. >> how is my palate. >> not bad. you got a future in it. >> everybody talks about it. and thinks about when they were a kid and how fabulous it was and they are wondering where it is. it's not in the grocery store it's in the garden. ♪ >> reporter: there are 175 varieties in this year's festival, all shapes, sizes and colors. there are different flavors all come down to science. commercial tomatoes have been scientifically bred to be inexpensive, easy to ship and avail scrabble all year round. nothing wrong with that says this tomato researcher.
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>> it's an economical crop. part of the reason is the farmer wants maximum yield out of his field. so we have a lot to thank the industry for for developing these. and nobody at that point expected it would have anything to do with the flavor of the fruit when they are ripened. >> reporter: at her lab, powell discovered hybrid commercial tomatoes no longer carry one gene found in heir looms. without it they produce less sugar. in our instant test one off the shelf tomato had just half the sugar. >> 5.5. >> reporter: of the heir loom tomato. sue fwar is only one reason that heirlooms may taste better. >> it smells so good. >> reporter: where and how they are grown counts for a lot. >> tomatoes you get at the supermarket, they look perfect. this one doesn't look perfect. >> to me it looks perfect. >> reporter: these garden
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variety tomatoes are anything but average to this chef. >> there's something about going to your backyard, picking that tomato while it's still warm, bringing it in, slicing it up, putting it on a blt. >> reporter: 2,000 amateur tasters at the festival seem to be searching for the very same feeling. >> this is an 80-year-old recipe. >> wow. >> reporter: when the judges chose the top tomato, it belongs to larry wagner. >> probably because they have good sweetness. people like sweet tomatoes. >> reporter: wagner is proud of his win but his real reward is in his harvest. >> see that's a beautiful tomato right there. >> reporter: for cbs "this morning," john blackstone, sonoma county, california. >> everything you wanted to know about a tomato. i say slice it up, put mayo and salt on it.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. in the headlines a sixth grade teacher from albany middle school has been a vested. the 28 year-old a suspected of committing a lewd act with a former student. school officials will answer questions and concerns and a meeting held tonight. oakland police looking for the issue that gunned down a man in a typical quiet neighborhood happened last night on vermont street near grand avenue officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound he was pronounced dead at the scene. emma watson groups are planning a safety margin downtown san jose dried attention of rising crime prostitution in particular. putting a smaller police force
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because of budget cuts. the weather and traffic up next.
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taking a look at the conditions to the golden gate bridge with foggy conditions. northbound to 80 at saratoga the good news is the acts and clear out of the roadways that the bad news is on the screen with very slow conditions working your way to downtown san jose backed up to 680.
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the one a one not doing too much better and northbound when a one to the peninsula some delays near redwood city westbound 237 stop and go conditions as well. no. 8 80s starting to stock up to oakland southbound a little slow and go into a word. delays due to fog it senses the airport with clear skies in the end. to the afternoon the skies will clear out of the building is down to a quarter of a mile and some of the north they valleys and napa down to three-quarters of a mile in hayward. '70s and '80s this afternoon and '80s and '90s inland and '60s towards the coast line with warmer weather to come to the weekend. weeke[ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go.
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♪ welcome to cbs "this morning." now that your summer is over are you ready to relax into fall. maybe not if you're planning to go away for the holidays. >> peter greenberg is here with some money saving ideas. good morning, peter. >> good morning. >> when you're not planning lucy liu's vacation. >> i did the best i could. >> did you talk her ear off?
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>> no. >> were you giving her travel tips? >> yes. >> she was reading the paper while you were talking. >> have that effect on many women. >> so christmas travel, is it a little early to plan christmas eve travel? >> no this year especially not because you have fewer flights and planes. usually 45 days out. this year 60 to 75 days out and that's where we are right now. so book early. otherwise you may be paying, not maybe you will pay a higher price. >> you're getting better deals? >> yes. the day before thanksgiving don't count on anything. if you book ahead and plan alternate cities and routes you'll be in good shape. >> everybody says i'm technically challenged but everybody says you get the best deals online. true is this >> not even close. that's the biggest myth. you can do it at 3:00 in your bath robe. i'm a big fan of the conversation. the thing is here's the biggest
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myth all the available inventory is on the web. not even close. it's only the inventory that's made available on the web by the travel providers. have that conversation with a human being. call the airlines 800 number. talk to the travel agent. ask them the questions you need to ask. you might be surprised what you get. even if you're not happy with it you can still hold it for 24 hours and then go on the web to see if you can beat them. >> if you can get them on the phone. >> you know when you call in11:00 at night. >> best time to call is at 11:00 at night. when is the best time to fly? >> best time to fly, first flight out in the morning. we're talking 5:30, 6:00 a.m. flights. the plane is overnighted. the crew there. the minute starts ticking after 7:00 in the morning bring a book. >> the best way to reserve a hotel room. >> call the 800 number. you don't do that with a hotel. that will get to you a
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clearinghouse. you want to call the hotel itself but don't ask for reservations because they will reroute you back to the 800 number. >> ask for the front desk. >> no. don't do that. what you do is ask for the director of sales or manager on duty because those are the only two people at the hotel who know if the johnson wedding cancelled last night and they have 60 extra rooms. it won't show up on the website or clearinghouse and any hotel that says to you you'll never get a better deal than on our internet is not telling the truth. >> when is the best time to use a travel agent. when can they help in terms of cost and efficiency. >> travel agents are coming back in big time. the reason they are coming back they decided to survive and succeed to specialize. travel agent that specializes in cruise travel or adventure travel. out there there's a travel agent that specializes in one arm fugitive travel.
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they have supplier relationships. especially this time the year when you want to go to a resort that's oversold. they know where to get trooms. that's where they have value. >> great information as always. gayle we need to plan some holiday travel. >> i'm going back to talk to lucy. >> lucy can't wait. >> peter, thank you. now over to charlie. >> when military units deploy to a war zone they adopt all sorts of nicknames and mascots to identify themselves. one national guard unit in iraq made an unusual choice. as bill whittaker reports it took on a life of its own. >> reporter: it's training day for bravo company at the iowa national guard. they do more than teach basics
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it unif is the team, building bonds that can save lives in battle. the aircraft a 90-foot chinook helicopter. two years ago captain ben winborn and the rest of the company got a call to deploy to iraq. their mission to pack up and ship out cargo the final year of that war. >> we moved it at some point. >> reporter: more than 7,000 flight hours they logged in iraq almost all were at night. why do you fly all night long? >> we're visible during the day. if we can fly around at night and use dark nose our advantage. >> reporter: in iraq the company adopt ad new call sign, night long a unit identity was born and with it something to lighten the mood and inspire the troops. >> we started it as a yoke.
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somebody printed off a seven sill of lionel ritchey. we knew and enjoyed his song "all night long" and it fit our mission. the rest is history now. ♪ all night long ♪ all night ♪ all night long >> reporter: the song once seen a nostalgic left over from the '80s became their anthem. it popped up every where. >> find humor over there at times is hard. >> you need something like that, i guess? >> everybody got behind it and kind of helped motivate each other. ryan and some other guys printed some t-shirts and some printed stickers off and once we were in iraq we came up with a patch. we couldn't keep enough of them. i had to re-order three times. >> reporter: what started out as a snicker turned into a phenomenon and then became a badge of honor.
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>> lionel ritchey's face is all over. >> been there done that all over the place. i'm so excited. >> reporter: he's never quite done this. unknowingly provided a much needed morale boost to soldiers serving half a world away. the son of an army captain ritchey insisted on meeting the men who gave new life to his old song. >> this is incredible. i keep waiting to be punked but it's not happening. how are you? >> pleasure to meet you. >> reporter: they are in the military and they are looking for something for morale for the troops. and they put something together that everyone could identify with. and it was my song. how does that feel? >> being the proud papa of "all night long," it's probably right up there with my kids. >> actually had a soldier trade his gps system for one of the patches.
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>> hold it. it's trading now? >> yeah. >> guys, you all need a manager. ♪ all night long >> every time i hear it it takes me back. all the people we deployed with, all my buddy, everything we accomplished over there and all the good times we had over there. >> reporter: this name will live on? >> probably will live on for years and years to come. ♪ all night long >> present it to you.making ritchey an honorary member they said good-bye. forever united by a song and symbol of friendship and loyalty forged on missions all night long. and lives on in the broad light of day.
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for cbs "this morning," bill whittaker in los angeles. >> really nice piece. i won't think about that song without thinking about those guys. >> that's definitely my favorite piece of the entire week. what a great piece. highlighting what the soldiers have done and lionel going to meet them. that's fantastic. >> we're not done yet. lucy liu is up next. she's in the green room with peter greenberg. >> peter is not there. >> lucy,, i'm so glad you called. thank you.
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what do you mean? >> i find it hard to believe to tell somebody they've been assigned. >> you and i have what's known as companion client confidentiality. you can call it whatever you like. but to be honest most clients
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just call me their companion. >> holmes. how are you doing? >> this is miss watson my personal valet. >> how do you? >> dr. watson never looked so good. lucy liu place sherlock holmes companion in the new barack obama gentleman called "elementary." we remember her from "charlie's angels," "kill bill," "ally mcbeal" and more recently "southland." have you and peter greenberg bonded this morning? every time we looked over there -- what was he talk towing about? >> he told all of us we were losing before 9:00 because he asked how we booked our flights. we use a computer. that's not a smart move. losers do that. losers. we were talking about that. >> nice to see you peter. >> nice to see you also. >> talk about a show not a loser, people are excited about that and we love that dr. watson
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is a woman. >> yes. >> it's very exciting to be a part of something like this. i think that cbs has been really behind it and people have been excited about it. we've had a lot of people who have been a little suspicious of watson being a woman. if you have a perspective and been following the literature and all that it's completely understandable. but i do think some people might be i want to. nice to have a modern version of that. >> it debuts tonight. are you someone who goes around people finally get to see it i hope they like. i >> i think i'm definitely very excited. little bit nervous. it's the idea when you go on, when you're doing theater and about to step on stage and everyone is going to -- it's an experience, i think that's what it's going to be. i'm excited about that because of that and i'm more in the second category which is you can only do what you can do and it's
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nice, those because we've been working on it since -- we did the pilot in march and started shooting in july. we've been in our own microcosm and now we get share the show -- everyone will have an pun but it will be out there. the question mark will finally be up to other people to decide what they like. >> the way you're starting all the reviews have been really good. i've seen the first episode. such an interesting twist on such an iconic character. i've watched you since "ally mcbeal," "kill bill," charlie"cs angel angels". they say you were shy and quiet. >> i was closed off. i didn't participate a lot. my mother sent me an entire envelope of things. she saved all these report cards that said she's a sweet child but she needs to participate more. she's very shy.
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she doesn't talk very much. that was all the report cards. so it was kind of interesting to see that because i had forgotten that but it makes sense. >> johnny lee miller plays sherlock holmes. he's hot. >> he's amazing. johnny is wonderful to work with and i feel like the two of us together, it's just the way we work together professionally is so wonderful because we have the same work ethic. he's tlbl. he's a lovely person. >> in the show there's a professional relationship, but seems a lot of sexual tension. >> i think there's chemistry between us but we're not going to go in that direction. >> you promise? >> yes. will there won't be. >> will they or won't they. >> if stead of labelling it as a romance, relabelled it as a bromance. i think it's okay to make watson a woman but holmes and watson are together rolling around, it might be pushing the envelope a little too much. >> when you have two attractive
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people -- >> right. >> -- of the opposite sex it's hard to have a platonic relationship. is that true? >> i have some friend that i have platonic relationships with. it's been an amazing -- i don't know. i never thought about going in that direction. i don't think they have either. some are married, some are not. i don't know it has to go down that road. >> i hope it sticks to that. >> listen, season seven if we need to spice things up, i can't guarantee. >> i like you're thinking season seven. >> currently not going in that direction. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> have to watch tonight. >> lucy liu, called "element year." premieres at 10:00 on cbs. when you hear the song "moon river" i bet you think of andy williams. we'll take a look at his life and long career. that's coming up next on cbs
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♪ moon river ♪ wider than a mile ♪ i'm crossing >> andy williams was one of the last singers of the golden age of pop music. he became a star on stage and television with his warm personality and powerful voice. he died of cancer on tuesday at his home in branson, missouri. he was 84. he'll be remembered for what we call a natural style. ♪ moon river [ applause ] ♪ wider than a mile andy williams voice was called a national treasure by president ronald reagan, his style was more than just easy listening, it combined his good looks with rich warm center that made him one of the most popular
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singers of the '50s and '60s. ♪ born free >> he was born in 1927 in wall lake, iowa. his father wanted something big for his four sons. he moved the family to the big city of des moines and taught them to sing. the williams brothers went from there to los angeles, their first big break was backing up bing crosby on "swinging on a scar." ♪ would you like to swing on a scar ♪ the brothers broke up their act but andy went on to become a regular on the "tonight show" with steve allan. that led to his own show from 1962 to 1971. >> the show was very popular. when you have a really popular tv show remember wants to get on it. >> everybody including ray charles. ♪ tell your mama >> tony bennett. the beach boys.
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elton john. ♪ >> what is your name >> donny. >> and an act that reminded him of his own, the osmond brothers. [ applause ] >> he had a famous marriage to a french born dancer he met in las vegas, claudine longet. even after they divorced williams stood by longet when she was on trial for killing her new boyfriend. the hit record faded in the '70s but there was a second act for andy williams. he opened a theater in the country music mecca of branson, missouri. ♪ most wonderful time the year ♪ >> he performed almost up to the end. >> i want to get out there and not have people say he's not like he used to be. ♪ moon river
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[ applause ] remember those songs? >> i actually do remember them. every time you hear it it gives you goose bumps. nuclear program it takes on a different meaning knowing he's no longer with us. >> gorgeous voice. absolutely gorgeous. >> did you ever interview him? >> i did, several times. both in terms when he was younger. he also had a famous golf tournament that he hosted. and later when he came he was older and talked about looking back as much. interesting he stood by his wife when she was on trial. but it was a kind of as ronald reagan said national treasure. >> national treasure. nice way to be remembered. >> when you think back over these people you remember all these songs that, you know, somehow are not in your memory but when they happen they come back. that does it for us. up next your,,
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good morning and here is the headlines. one of the last occupied camps in the bay area is now gone with officers moving in the last night to the campsite in front of the federal reserve in san francisco. 40 people were arrested cited and released. a sixth grade teacher from all the middle school has been arrested the 28 a cold is suspected of committing a lewd act with a former school student. officials will answer questions at a meeting tonight. the san jose the san jose sharks game is cancelled because the nhl lockout. the estimate in hundred thousand dollars and run of you will be lost to the downtown every area for every game that's canceled.
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they have more for razorback for the nfl with the game tonight the ravens and the browns. i think it will go much better. outside patchy fog if you're headed out the door. delays this summer to discuss a report over an hour. toward the bay bridge the fog is breaking up just a little bit. poling and the '40's and '50's right now but by the afternoon likely to seat 80s and maybe low 90s inland today and '70s around the bay area and '60s towards the coast. warmer weather is on the way for the weekend. the traffic up next.
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off from traffic center we still have delays to the bay bridge toll plaza with the meter lights remain non. a couple of hot spots out the first one northbound 6 in the washington blocking lanes of traffic a song go to the area and also accident with multiple vehicles involved. conditions on 880 northbound 27 minutes from the 238 to the maze and sells a slow working towards hayward.
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